Posts Tagged ‘research’

Friend or foe: Babies choose sides early

Mar. 12, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Media Release, News Feed, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Babies have a dark side under their cute exteriors, according to UBC study that finds infants as young as nine months embrace those who pick on individuals who are different from them.

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Professors Stephen Porter and Joan Bottorff have been awarded the distinction of Researchers of the Year at UBC’s Okanagan campus.

Two outstanding researchers honoured

Mar. 6, 2013 | Filed under: UBC Reports Stories, University News | Tags: , , , ,

Profs. Joan Bortoff and Stephen Porter share the UBC Okanagan’s Award for Excellence in Research

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Sweeping vistas of the Okanagan Valley greet students studying on the bridges connecting classroom and office towers of the Engineering, Education and Management building at UBC’s Okanagan campus. Martin Dee Photograph

Research initiatives in the Okanagan grow by 40 per cent

Mar. 6, 2013 | Filed under: UBC Reports Stories, University News | Tags: , ,

Since 2006, faculty and student research has grown from $8.3-m to $11.6-m

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$2M from BCLC and the Province creates Centre for Gambling Research at UBC

Feb. 27, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Business, Law and Society, Media Release, News Feed, Science, Health and Technology, University News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

A $2-million investment from the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) and the Government of B.C. will create a major new Centre for Gambling Research at UBC to advance our understanding of gambling psychology and help reduce problem gambling behaviours.

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Better than polls? UBC launches prediction market for B.C. Election

Feb. 27, 2013 | Filed under: Business, Law and Society, Media Release, News Feed, University News | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

UBC’s Sauder School of Business has launched an online prediction market for investors seeking to predict the outcome of B.C.’s May 14 provincial election.

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Catfight? Workplace conflicts between women get bad rap

Feb. 25, 2013 | Filed under: Business, Law and Society, Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

A new UBC study suggests troubling perceptions exist when it comes to women involved in disputes at work.

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Trisha Atwood at a stream site in UBC Malcolm Knapp Research Forest. Photo by: Amanda Klemmer

As predators decline, carbon emissions rise

Feb. 17, 2013 | Filed under: Media Release, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

University of British Columbia researchers have found that when the animals at the top of the food chain are removed, freshwater ecosystems emit a lot more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.

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Master switch discovery could provide road map for treatment of arthritis and other inflammatory diseases

Jan. 22, 2013 | Filed under: Media Release, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , ,

Scientists trying to create drugs to treat chronic inflammation in diseases like arthritis now have a new culprit known as MMP2. New University of British Columbia research shows that this enzyme works as a master switch to activate inflammatory diseases.

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The Next Big Thing: UBC researchers predict game-changers that could rock our world

Dec. 19, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , ,

From medical maggots to ethical robots, this year’s ten predictions are an eclectic mix of the unusual, unexpected, and hopeful.

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Kai Bighorn missed out on normal teenage life while caring for his sick father. Martin Dee Photograph

Unpaid and invisible: Canada’s young caregivers

Nov. 1, 2012 | Filed under: UBC Reports Stories | Tags: , , , , , , ,

When Kai Bighorn was in high school, he spent more time counting pills for his dad than doing “normal teenage things.”

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